Director Sir Kenneth Branagh said the cinematography for the interior scenes was done using only candlelight. See more »
When talking to the Earl of Southampton, Shakespeare repeatedly addresses him as "Your Grace". When addressing an Earl, the correct form is "My Lord" (only a Duke would be addressed as Your Grace). Shakespeare spent enough time around nobility to be well aware of the correct title to use. See more »
Claustrophobic melodrama with candlelit interiors, huge close-ups and cameras mounted on floor. Director must have seen "The Favourite" just before he started this. Exteriors are signaled by flying leaves. Kenneth Brannagh dominates as Lead, Producer & Director. Judy Dench adds a Warwickshire accent to her Philomena, but the showstopper is Ian Mackellan as Gandalf in a blond wig, who is in it for 10 minutes. It's not terrible, but Ben Elton forgot to put in some jokes (despite the trailer suggesting it was a comedy).
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